Catholic leaders warn of humanitarian, environmental tragedy in Amazon

Catholic leaders warn that as the coronavirus pandemic spreads into the Amazon basin, the region may face a "humanitarian and environmental tragedy."

Bishops in Amazon urge Peru to guard indigenous needs during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic increasingly exposes fault lines between the rich and poor, the eight bishops of Peru's Amazonian region have urged the government to pay particular attention to the needs of indigenous people.

COVID-19 in Guayaquil: 'This is a matter that touches everyone'

Hospitals and funeral homes in Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city, are overwhelmed by the rising number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, said Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera.

Catholic leaders urge governments to protect indigenous during pandemic


As the coronavirus spreads through South America, Catholic Church leaders are calling urgently for governments to protect indigenous people.